Hinduism

Op/Ed: "Saffron School Texts for California: A Matter of Concern For Us"

January 1, 2006

Source: People's Democracy

http://pd.cpim.org/2006/0101/01012006_nalini.htm

On January 1, 2006 People's Democracy ran an opinion piece by Nalini Taneja on recent changes to the portrayal of Hinduism in California textbooks. Taneja writes, "The kinds of debates over history textbooks we are familiar with in India are now raging in the California state of the US. The RSS linked organisations in the US have been trying to get school textbooks for young children saffronised in...

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Bloomberg Hosts Annual Interfaith Breakfast

January 1, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2457/section/ny.mayor.hosts.annual.interfaith.breakfast.looks.for.spiritual.guidance.in.2006/1.htm

On January 1, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "Leaders from different faiths including Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism and Buddhism attended the Fifth Annual Interfaith Breakfast hosted by Mayor...

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Court Rejects Hindu Widow’s Claim to Husband’s Body, Saying He Converted to Islam

December 29, 2005

Source: Taipei Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/12/29/2003286489

On December 29, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An ethnic Indian Malaysian was buried with Islamic rites yesterday after his Hindu widow lost a court battle over his religious identity, in a sensational case that has the potential to blow into a racial firestorm. The High Court ruled in favor of the Islamic...

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Brits to Take Up Hindu Case in Russia

December 29, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5983_1585322,00430005.htm

On December 29, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "The campaign against the alleged harassment of Hindus in Russia by the Orthodox Church and the Mayor of Moscow is getting more intense in Britain.

Ashok Kumar, MP is launching the 'Defend Russian Hindus Campaign' at the House of Commons in January.

There was umbrage here when it was learnt that Archbishop...

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Press Release: “Hindu Americans Laud USCIRF for Support of Afghan Hindu Refugees"

December 22, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_afghan_refugees.htm

On December 22, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) lauded the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) last week for bringing attention to the plight of Afghan Hindu refugees to be immediately and involuntarily deported from Germany to Afghanistan. Similar...

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Law Requiring English Test for Hindu Priests Abandoned

December 19, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/legislation.asp

On December 19, 2005 a Hindu Council UK Press Release reported, "'Minister, Thank you very much!' was the sentiment expressed by Anil Bhanot, the General Secretary of Hindu Council UK, to the Immigration Minister, Tony McNulty MP, after the Minister explained his review and proposals on the Ministers of Religion Legislation. Tony McNulty explained a number of issues in the overall package,...

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"Parzania" Film on Gujarat Riots Focuses on Connection Between Parsi Family and American Student

December 16, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://inhome.rediff.com/movies/2005/dec/16par.htm

On December 16, 2005 Rediff ran a review of a forthcoming film, "Parzania," on the 2002 Gujarat riots in India. The reviewer writes, "Based on a true story, Parzania revolves around a Parsi family in Ahmedabad... Allan Webbings (Corin Nemec) is a disillusioned American, comfortably late with his dissertation and not giving a damn about most things... Fascinated by an neighbour's Gandhian preachings (an old...

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Hindu Celebration at Temple Turns into Massacre

December 16, 2005

Source: The News International

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/dec2005-daily/16-12-2005/world/w2.htm

On December 16, 2005 The News International reported, "The small shrine to the Hindu goddess Devi was splattered with human blood on Thursday after a soldier went on an apparently drunken shooting rampage, killing 11 people and then himself. Fires still smouldered around the temple against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains in the village of Nagarkot, where...

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Update: Ashland Hindu Temple Plans Updated to Meet Neighbors’ Concerns

December 15, 2005

Source: Ashland Tab

h ttp://w ww2.townonline.com/ashland/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=388314

On December 15, 2005 the Ashland Tab reported, "Ashland officials at one of the largest Hindu temples in New England told the Planning Board they are updating construction plans to meet neighbors’ concerns about parking, fencing, lighting and stormwater drainage. Sri Lakshmi temple officials and their engineers met with neighbors Dec. 1 to talk about plans for the 117 Waverley St. property. Temple Trustee Harish Dang said they...

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Opening of New Hindu Temple in South Florida Brings 1,000 Worshippers

December 12, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-chindu12dec12,0,7881837.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

On December 12, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "Worshippers walked barefoot toward the temple. Religious leaders chanted mantras in the sun. Sacred flowers floated in the air... For local Hindus, Sunday marked a historical event as people of all ages watched nine sculptured images of gods...

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Russian Orthodox Archbishop Calls Lord Krishna "Evil Demon"

December 9, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK press release

On December 9, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "Hindus all over the world have expressed outrage and anger after a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Nikon called the Hindu God, Lord Krishna an 'evil demon' around the time of Indian Prime Minister's state visit to Moscow to meet Russian President Putin. In a letter to the Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, wired by Interfax news agency on November 30, Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Nikon called Lord Krishna 'an evil demon, the...

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Multifaith Council Launched

December 8, 2005

Source: The Rising Nepal

On December 8, 2005 The Rising Nepal reported, "Instituted with the main objectives of spreading the message of religious tolerance in the world and working for the welfare of mankind, an organisation by the name 'National Religions, Cultures Coordination and Promotion Council Nepal' was formally launched here yesterday. Badagurujyu Janardan Raj Pande, Chairman of the World Hindu Federation, Bharat Keshar Singh, Senior Vice-chairman of Nepal Anubrat Sangh Jaya Prakash Gupta, Chairman of Sanatan Dharma Sewa...

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